Nokia paid millions of euros in ransom roughly six and a half years ago to prevent a blackmailer from leaking the encryption key of its Symbian user interface, MTV reported on Tuesday. The National Bureau of Investigation (KRP) opened a pre-trial investigation into the alleged aggravated extortion after the former mobile phone behemoth had paid the ransom. The investigation is still ongoing.
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Nokia held to ransom over Symbian vulnerability
Information obtained by Helsingin Sanomat from two different sources indicates that Nokia believes the blackmailer to be a Finnish citizen who participated in the development of the user interface.